Festive Freebie #3: Deadline – seven short crime stories featuring DI George Haven

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

Day 3 of my ebook freebies and it’s all getting a bit criminal.

Deadline is available today and for the next 48 hrs for free – please do go ahead and download, read and, if you’d be so kind, drop a short review on amazon, thanks.

Deadline new cover

Here’s the LINK to get your copy.

And a few of the early reviews:
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Set in south London, this is a collection of short stories which all feature DI Haven and his various sidekicks. Each story has quite a different feel to it but there is a general sense of darkness about them all and each reveals different aspects of the main protagonist’s character. I particularly liked The Scorched Man and Ten. There is no overall theme to the collection, but I suspect this is merely an introduction and that the author may have something more up his sleeve for this character. This is a quick read from an up and coming crime author – perfect coffee break reading for crime fans who like something new. Recommended.
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark but brilliant 12 April 2013
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Some of the short stories in this collection are dark, and DI George Haven certainly doesn’t always play by the rules, but it’s a fantastic read. I’m not normally a fan of short stories, but these are a great introduction to a character who is worthy of his own full-length novel. Would definitely recommend this book, it’s great writing.
4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive declaration of intent, 15 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Deadline – Seven short crime thriller stories featuring Detective Inspector George Haven (Kindle Edition)

Keith B Walters introduces us to the world of Detective Inspector George Haven with this winning collection of short crime stories. Set against the backdrop of London and the south east, Deadline portrays a cop who mixes by-the-book with bend the rules when circumstances dictate. This collection contains some hugely impressive writing, exhibiting beautifully crafted detail and strong characterisation. Hard to pick out a favourite story, but ‘The Scorched Man’ fair bristles with tension, while the final story in this collection will simply leave you wanting to read more of Haven. Hopefully, we won’t have long to wait.

 
4.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to a new DI on the block, 8 Jan 2013
This review is from: Deadline – Seven short crime thriller stories featuring Detective Inspector George Haven (Kindle Edition)

This book is a collection of short crime stories involving protagonist DI George Haven. I love the name and already have some sort of fuzzy picture of him in my head, formed simply by his name.

The stories are short and at times, I felt too short for the story actually being told. This indicates that Walters has a vast amount of ideas for this character but needs to give him the room to move and explore both himself and the events and crimes around him.

A great character taster for a DI I do believe is in the process of having his own larger space created. I’ll be interested to see DI George Haven works a case given time.

 

Keith 

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